Episode 23: Gold, Good and Guns – From Pioneer Outpost to Military Mecca

IMG_8037In this weeks episode with sit down with Scott Spillman from the newly launched Colorado Encyclopedia to talk Colorado Springs history.

Scott takes us through some of the highlights of the founding of our city and talks about how we evolved into a well-known military town. Listen in as Spillman shares the original vision for Colorado Springs as a utopian colony, the cultural vision of Spencer Penrose that brought us things like the Broadmoor and The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and discover which philanthropist had multiple women claiming to be his widow upon his death.

In Jeff’s absence, ┬áDarcie ends the show with Jeff’s brother Dan talking about how he makes the whole Little London Show dream come true. Dan spills the beans on Jeff’s flakiness when it comes to family chores. Don’t miss this or upcoming episodes of brotherly love.

Image Credit: Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, with Second Antlers Hotel and Pikes Peak, Walter Paris, 1892

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